With a pick in every round for the next two drafts, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be in the business of making a draft day trade or two.
A common theme of draft day, similar to free agency, is a player currently on a team’s roster being forced out of their starting role and made expendable on the trade market. These players are usually younger players who have not quite lived up to their draft status. These types of trades are the bargains the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to pursue, given their limited draft capital and the number of holes on their roster.
In free agency, players such as Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson Jr., and New York Jets linebacker Darron Lee, saw themselves become displaced by their current teams signing top-tier talent at their position. As a result, they have hit the trade block and hope to find a new team where a better opportunity will present itself.
Buccaneers’ General manager Jason Licht is in position to give up precious draft capital for a player on the trade block, and is known to trade back in the draft on a regular basis. Here are three players that could be on the move from their current teams if a player is selected in the first two rounds at their position during the 2019 NFL Draft at positions of need for the Buccaneers.